15 MARCH 1940, Page 15

The Brightest Flowers

In a garden, neat and trim, and scientific beyond the ordinary, the loveliest flowers at the moment are the dwarf irises, one clump blue, the other yellow. They have flourished in a year when the much more popular early Iris Stilosa has been arrested by frost and snow ; and thus dwarfs excel where these fail : they make bright patches of colour visible from afar. They deserve a wider vogue. There are a good many varieties. Those that are in question are Iris Histrioides, a blue-purple, Daffordia, yellow. A neighbouring garden is proud of a humbler flower. Plants of the blue, pink and white Lungwort are in singularly full blossom. They were as little harmed by the frosts and snow